Plus, Epstein explains what Arismendy Alcantara’s role could be in 2015.
Indications are that president Ted Phillips could be moved to a business-only role.
“Jon is the perfect pitcher to lead our rotation for where we want to go,” Theo Epstein says.
The Cubs put a $155 million bet down on their bright future.
Tuesday provided a batch of good sports news that Chicago needed.
“I am totally excited,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon says.
New Cubs front office assistant Ryan Dempster has already placed a call to Lester.
The Cubs are chasing Jon Lester, but Theo Epstein is keeping perspective.
Dempster will also retire as a member of the Cubs’ organization.
Lester’s relationship with Cubs front office members won’t be the deciding factor, Jed Hoyer says.
Still, a decision doesn’t appear imminent from Lester.
Lester is the Cubs’ top free agent target.
The bidding for Lester could easily reach $25 million-per.
Thursday Night Football, the Derrick Rose debates and Ronnie Woo Woo are on the list of turkeys.
The Cubs met with Lester on Tuesday, but it’s unclear what direction he might be leaning.
The Cubs will roll out the red carpet for Jon Lester early next week.
The Chicago Cubs are going after top-flight talent and have taken some aggressive tactics in sending out that message.
Chicago needs an outfielder, left-handed hitting and a speedster. Crawford fits the bill.
The Cubs have already spoken with agents for Jon Lester and Jason Hammel.
Theo Epstein and Maddon have denied any tampering occurred.